Curriculum - Summer 2022 4 Weeks - What you will learn from this course

CHN001 Chinese Level 0 Age: 3-5

The Chinese reading club at TongYan school is an organized small-sized study group. The goal is to bring joy and confidence into Chinese reading and to improve reading comprehension in the Chinese language. 

 

Club Activities:  Our club meeting usually starts with story time. Each week the teacher will choose a very interesting and fun book to share with the readers.  Over the semester we will read wide ranging subjects of picture books, comic books and books with hidden features. The second part of the club meeting is the read-aloud session. The reading materials are chosen at the right level for the readers in the class so they will be able to read 90% of the material. Questions are asked  before, during, and after the read aloud session to encourage reading comprehension.  Readers will be assigned with characters to act out the story by reading and playing different roles. We also have lots of fun activities such as Chinese board games and Chinese song karaoke. One example of the games is roll and play. Readers will roll the big plush cube, then select a card with the matching color and act out the activity shown. The activities are written in Chinese on each card. 

 

Homework: We have a 20 minutes per week reading assignment for readers participating in the club. The reading logs are kept in a star chart form. Those readers who completed all reading assignments will get a small prize at year end.  

 

Teacher’s feedback: A book club for kids is one of the best ways to combine learning and fun. Our reading club has successfully associated joy, fun and friendship with reading in Chinese for our young readers. It’s wonderful to see the special gleam in the kids’ eyes and big smiles on their faces when they enjoy the stories together.

CHN101 Chinese Reading Club 

In this course, we focus on making Chinese exciting for your child! We achieve this by focusing on theme-related nursery rhymes, handcrafts, word-picture learning, classical poetry and simple conversations. This develops your child’s basic sense for Chinese while increasing their listening and speaking abilities. Specifically, your child will learn about animals, time, earth, family, daily life, and the seasons. After two semesters, students will have mastered about 50 commonly used words to express themselves in Chinese. They will also be able to read and recite several songs and poems. In a final project, students will perform a play for their families that encompasses the entire semester and showcases each student’s learning. 

CHN201 MLP Chinese K  Age: 4-5

For children at least attending kindergarten. This course will utilize nursery rhymes and daily character recognition. Each class students will recite a nursery rhyme and then each of the characters within the nursey rhyme will be taught in detail. In addition, students will practice telling a story, using characters that they have previously learned to reinforce them and help with memorization. 

CHN301 MLP Chinese 1st Grade  Age: 5-6

For children at least attending 1st grade. Students will learn a variety of stories and gain knowledge of characters through these stories. Students will practice telling a story, using characters they have previously learned to reinforce them and help with memorization. Teachers will show students the formation of each character, including breaking down the separate parts of the character. 

CHN401 MLP Chinese 2nd Grade Age: 6+

For Children over 6 years old and graduated from CHN301. The lessons are based on short essays. It teaches vocabulary and its attributes as well as common grammar. It also involves some handwriting. Students should reach up to 700 words after completion. All classes are taught in Chinese by two semester’s learning.

CHN501 MLP Chinese 3rd Grade Age: 6+

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Chinese Level 0 (Age 3-5)  Saturday 10-11am

Overview

In this course, we focus on making Chinese exciting for your child! We achieve this by focusing on Art-based hands-on handcrafts, , word-picture learning, summer-theme content and simple conversations. This develops your child’s basic sense for Chinese while increasing their listening and speaking abilities. Specifically, your child will learn about sea animals, beach life, water-related science knowledge and Chinese summer culture.  After 4 weeks, students will have learn about 30 commonly used words. Some simple conversation and in our last classes, students should be able to express themselves in Chinese. 

What 60min class looks like:

  • warm-up singing or activity 

  • Words flashcard

  • Theme-based book reading and teaching

  • Art-based activities or handcrafts

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Chinese Level 1 (Age 5+)  Saturday 11-12pm

Overview

For 5+ years old students. This course will focus on writing and reading. We achieve this by focusing on stem-based craftsword-picture learning, summer-theme content and nursery rhymes. In this 4 weeks summer session, our students will learn about different ocean creatures and their habitats in Chinese, learn basic marine food web, marine environment protection and summer life.  After 4 weeks, students will have learn about 30 commonly used words. Some simple conversation and in our last classes, students should be able to tell a story, use some characters that they have previously learned.

What 60min class looks like:

  • warm-up singing or activity 

  • Words flashcard

  • Theme-based book reading and teaching

  • Stem-based activities or handcrafts

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Gifted & Talented Logic  (Age 4+)  Saturday 11-12pm

Highlight

• Improve logical thinking skills, establish thinking routines.
• Enhance memory, including working memory, short term
memory and long term memory.
• Develop critical thinking and executive functions.
• Promote success in school entrance tests and academic
achievements.

What 60min class looks like:

  • Game or activities

  • Teaching with different materials or samples

  • Problem-solving

  • Wrap up

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Math Olympiad K (Age 5+)  Saturday 10-11am

Topics in Summer

• Puzzles and Shapes
• 3D Shapes and Side Views
• Dice Reasoning
• Probability in Life

What 60min class looks like:

  • Game or activities

  • Teaching with different materials or samples

  • Problem-solving

  • Wrap up